Superstar’s Kabali released this Friday and is shattering box office records despite mixed reviews and reactions from fans. The Rajini factor carried the film through the first weekend and it dominated the southern screens with 90% occupancy. Early estimates suggest that movie has crossed the magic 200 crores mark (India -123 Cr + Overseas -87 Cr Total = 210 Crs).The movie had the biggest opening in Kollywood ever with a 1st day collection of 21.5 crores and earned a net of 48 crores on the first day . The Telugu version earned 13.5 crores all thanks to the advance booking done through the weekend.

In North India, the film released in over 1000 screens and earned 5.20 crores on Friday and showed a growth of 19.23 % to earn 6.20 crores on Saturday despite stiff competition from Salman Khan’s Sultan. The movie is doing exceptionally well overseas. It has the biggest opening for a Tamil Film, beating Rajini’s previous Enthiran record. The preview shows across US and Canada earning a cool 2 million. Though the makers have released a statement saying that 250 crores on the opening day, this does not seem to be the case. The film has reportedly already done pre -release business of 200 crores. Noted film analyst Taran Adarsh released these figures.

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#Kabali shows 19.23% growth. Fri 5.20 cr, Sat 6.20 cr. Total: ₹ 11.40 cr nett [Hindi+Tamil+Telugu]. Note: 1000 screens. NORTH INDIA markets.

#Kabali [Tamil+Telugu] opening in international markets:
Malaysia: No 1 [Thu+Fri]
USA-Canada: No 3 [Thu pre]
UK: No 10 [Thu+Fri]@Rentrak

#Kabali [Tamil+Telugu] sets new benchmarks in preview shows in USA-Canada… Takes an EPIC start on Thu: $ 1,925,379 [₹ 12.93 cr]. SUPERBBB!

“#Kabali [Tamil+Telugu] continues its DREAM RUN in USA-Canada… Thu previews till Sat: $ 3,498,095 [₹ 23.49 cr]… SENSATIONAL!”